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Middlesbrough midfielder Mikel John Obi: Everyone in China very nice

Chelsea hero Mikel John Obi has no regrets over his time in China.

The Nigeria captain returned to England last month to join Middlesbrough.

Now just two hours from London where girlfriend Olga and his two young children, Mia and Ava, are based, he is thriving on his new challenge in the Championship.

He told The Sun: “I look at my time in China as an experience — it wasn't bad.

"Everyone was so nice but sometimes you miss home and that's what I did. I missed home and wanted to come back."

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